Alvin Chang wrote: .... By the time Reagan left office in 1989, this is how that $100 was split up
Notice how everyone but the richest has a smaller portion of the money.... [‚Ěó]
excerpt from,"This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor" https://tinyurl.com/ycbmyr8g
I wouldn't exactly say just a cartoon explained everything or actually a series of illustrations. You might even find fault with the author's reasons on why it happened but it has certainly has happened.
Yes, a fix will take more than raising minimum wages‚ĚóūüĎć
Hi Pfft. Got a new moniker I see, but the same old sweet disposition. You are a pathetic little twerp and if I knew who you and where you were I would turn you over my knee and teach you some manners. Crawl back under your rock, why don‚Äôt you?
If Madame Warren cannot do basic math, there is no way she should be signing off on our national budget. A person worth fifty billion dollars would not ‚Äúpitch in two cents‚ÄĚ as she put it. He or she would PITCH IN A BILLION DOLLARS, and that‚Äôs just for one year‚Äôs worth of babysitting (read: indoctrinating) somebody else‚Äôs children. A bad plan all around.
If it's not your child you shouuldnt be forced to pay one cent for it regardless of wealth status. The responsibility of caring for a child falls on the parent. Charity giving is acceptable and biblical when needed, but force?! Nope.
Besides the verses you used, there are many other in the Bible that give guidelines with respect to families. A pastor could build a whole set of sermons based on them, and never be accused of being wrong. But people would be upset with him, especially when it comes to the verses in First Timothy Ch. 5 about "God's Will for the Older Christian Woman." In fact, he probably would not want to preach that chapter because it would upset many older Christian women in the church who are not living in accordance with this chapter, and families who are not caring for their widows.
I too would like to share a testimony of a missionary, except that this missionary was born in Mississippi and he is my spiritual father.
Running a Christian late night cafe, in which he often began preaching at midnight to extremely colourful characters, one night the Lord told him to take down the 12 ft wooden cross he had illuminated on a wall of the cafe, and prepare to carry it across America, coast to coast, taking the gospel of the cross.
This he did, and on the day, he and a friend were setting off and had not gone far when a crazy man started running towards them, axe in hand. He was shouting, "I am going to chop up your cross, and then you!"
My father immediately began praying for this man, and sorted out a suitable tract to give him. Something like that. He and his friend had quickly decided to trust the Lord to protect them, seeing as it was his commission, and they were merely servants.
Just as the axeman came alongside them, he began shaking, dropped the axe, and went running off back where he'd come from.
My father can share hundreds of such events, and regularly does, when he is in-between cross-walks.
I stand by what I said, as Jesus refers to 'outlaws' (they are not only in westerns), and the same 'thieves' break in to steal often with intent to kill, so self defence is necessary
J G Paton missionary to the cannibals of Vanuatu was left a revolver by Rev J Copeland who said it might just save his life.
‚ÄėKill him now!‚ÄĚ Tomahawk about to be buried in Paton‚Äôs forehead and muskets aimed at him he pointed the revolver and they suddenly fled in fear.
Another time the savages surrounded the mission house ‚Äėkill him!‚Äô‚Ä¶American tomahawk in left hand ‚ÄúI drew the revolver ‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ Paton praying to God for deliverance and the deterrent worked without firing .
Praying to God for help and a way to escape his friend Mathieson wished to stay and die . Paton rebuked him ‚Äėbetter to live for Jesus than to die a self-made martyr. Who in God‚Äôs sight was guilty of self murder‚Äô
Mathieson saw sense and fled too.
Banner of Truth ‚ÄėHis life is almost without parallel in missionary annuls‚Äô.
So here we have one of God‚Äôs blessed servants (a giant of missionary endeavours and evangelism to even the man eaters) using a gun as a deterrent and also saw no purpose in becoming a self-made martyr when one can live for Jesus!
Or was he wrong too? We live in cotton wool in comparison to his
Well said, "Dolores," though I doubt Franklin Graham rates highly in the minds of people who are not believers, and for many liberal Christians, they will dislike any negative review of the SPLC. Morris Dees was fired from the SPLC due to a history of harrassment and 'hanky panky' that he was involved in over the years, but look it up on your favorite web search engine and you won't find anything in CNN, MSNBC, etc. It's like the cover up they made about what a biographer of Martin Luther King Jr brought out about the FBI's report on their surveillance of him. If you read some of it, you will be sick to your stomach, esp. when you hear anyone use his name for anything praiseworthy. Reminds you of that Bible verse from Jeremiah 17:5 Cursed is he who trusts in man.
Meanwhile us sola scriptura Christians are like, ‚Äúnot a good idea‚ÄĚ, which we will be right. . . Again. They will continue in their foolishness. Because they refused the truth, they will be forced to believe a lie.
Sickening wrote: It what all you idiots deserve for your pathetic sickening turn the other cheek, resist not evil, love your enemy doctrines of pacifism. Offer your children up to the perverts you pathetic pacifists, you are showing the love of Jesus aren't you, taking up your cross aren't you, letting your "brother" sin against you 70x7 aren't you. Sick vile Christianity, no wonder once you sick people finally all bowed down to your vile pacifist doctrines all your civilizations are now over. You only ever survived because some of your ancestors actually had guts to curse the vile NT doctrines of pacifism and actually killed millions of Antichrists over millenia protecting their civilizations, without them none of you would ever even exist. Since you all now "love your enemies" and let them do such evil, you have ZERO future. BYE BYE CHRISTIANS.
I don't know who on this forum you are addressing? But, I do hope I never see another post by you. Your hatred and contempt for God's true servants is abundantly clear.
And, stop changing monikers; please. The only ones that do that are phonies.
Frank wrote: Thanks brother! We have unusual laws here. In my state, if someone "feels" their lives are in danger, then they can use lethal force. Lots of people have concealed carry permits. I pray that I am never put into a situation where I feel my life or someone I love lives are put in danger. So far, the Lord has not allowed that to happen. Praise His holy name!! To me the Exodus 22 verse simply means there are circumstances where killing is not murder.
Pilgrim, I'm right glad to hear you acknowledge this thing: "So far, the Lord HAS NOT ALLOWED THAT to happen".
As one who has preached in the open-air many times over several decades, I can testify that the Lord has not permitted any harm to ever befall me, or any of those with me. He is the sovereign God, and Lord over all men.
And yes, there are other circumstances where killing is not murder, such as the death penalty. The Jews who brought about the death of Jesus Christ imagined they were doing something legitimate, until the Holy Spirit showed them that they had murdered the Lord of Glory, The Prince of Peace, the incarnate God - Jehovah.
John UK wrote: They sure do bro! We have been considering the Exodus 22 text while you were away, and I guess it is helpful, in a general sort of a way. There's no doubt some of those multitude of OT laws found their way into the UK statute books; many haven't, such as the stoning to death of disobedient children. We had a case recently in England, of an elderly farmer who was being burgled by an intruder late at night, and while he was climbing the stairs, the farmer shot his shotgun at him and killed him. It was dark, and the law process was lengthy and difficult, with folks on either side of the debate. I haven't yet stated my position on this article bro, so if you see anyone making accusations of me, they are strawmen, nothing more nothing less.
Thanks brother! We have unusual laws here. In my state, if someone "feels" their lives are in danger, then they can use lethal force. Lots of people have concealed carry permits.
I pray that I am never put into a situation where I feel my life or someone I love lives are put in danger. So far, the Lord has not allowed that to happen. Praise His holy name!!
To me the Exodus 22 verse simply means there are circumstances where killing is not murder.
Frank wrote: Hey brother! Yes, I was referring to born again believers who refer to themselves as pacifists or who are pacifists. Pacifism is not a proof of Christianity. And as you know, I don't consider Calvinists, Arminists and Baptist to be synonymous with proof of Christianity. What did you think of my Exodus 22 text? See how great minds think alike.
They sure do bro!
We have been considering the Exodus 22 text while you were away, and I guess it is helpful, in a general sort of a way. There's no doubt some of those multitude of OT laws found their way into the UK statute books; many haven't, such as the stoning to death of disobedient children.
We had a case recently in England, of an elderly farmer who was being burgled by an intruder late at night, and while he was climbing the stairs, the farmer shot his shotgun at him and killed him. It was dark, and the law process was lengthy and difficult, with folks on either side of the debate.
I haven't yet stated my position on this article bro, so if you see anyone making accusations of me, they are strawmen, nothing more nothing less.
Douglas Fir wrote: Yes, Frank, you have pointed out what many many churches seem to forget--God's plan is for women to be in family, and Paul's first letter to Timothy, chapter 5, talks about God's Plan for the Older Christian Woman. First, we note that she is a widow, meaning she was married at some point and her husband died. I don't see any room given for single women here, and if we think of today's society, I've read that 96 percent of people get married. Second, Paul tells Timothy that the widow's family should take care of her. If they cannot, then the church should help her, provided she has met certain 'work requirements' like doing good works, washing the feet of the saints. Younger widows should get married and raise children. It is amazing how many problems in today's society can be solved by having these guidelines followed.
Thanks and yes it appears we are in agreement. I might go further by saying the world is being run by women now and that includes the churches and the families.
For any naysayers that read this and disagree, let me say this is a general truth; not a truth in every case.